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Resident Guide | Blakeley Village and Laurel Village


Parents smiling with their children outside Laurel Village Apartments

Welcome to UW family apartments

Our family housing has so much to offer. The convenience of living close to classes and campus resources along with opportunities to participate in a variety of social and educational programs. We are glad you're here!

You are part of a diverse and inclusive community

With more than 10,000 students, our on and off-campus residential communities boast an array of values, beliefs, perspectives and abilities. This rich diversity is one of the reasons living in residence is such a valuable and worthwhile experience. Housing & Food Service's Diversity and Inclusion statement articulates our community’s aspirations for becoming a truly inclusive and equitable Husky Home.

Your health and wellness matters to us

College is full of excitement, opportunities and also challenges. HFS and UW have services that support students’ emotional and mental health, so you can make the most of your time here.

Your front desk

The front desk for both Blakeley Village and Laurel Village residents is located in the Blakeley Village Community Center. Please come by if you have questions, want to check out equipment, or make a community center reservation. We are happy to help!


Blakeley Village Community Center
10 am–Noon
1:30–5:30 pm

NOTE: Front desk hours are subject to change during certain times of the year (i.e., UW holidays, Finals Week, break periods). Please contact or visit your front desk to learn their operating hours during those times.

Events and activities

Residential Life staff organize and present a wide variety of programs and events designed especially for the residents of family housing. These programs and events offer ongoing opportunities to interact with each other, learn about different cultures, become familiar 

with campus resources, celebrate seasonal and cultural traditions, increase awareness around issues of safety and security and much more. Most programs and events are provided by Residential Life at no additional cost to participants.

The following are some examples of programs and events offered to family housing residents in the past:

  • Cooking classes
  • Financial and home-buying seminars
  • Movie nights
  • Potluck dinners
  • Weekly playgroups for children

To learn more about current and upcoming offerings, please visit the Blakeley Village front desk or look for announcements in the monthly family housing newsletter.

Community Center reservation and use

The community centers at Blakeley Village and Laurel Village are available for residents’ use and activities sponsored by Residential Life staff. Each community center has a meeting space, a kitchenette and a piano. If you are interested in reserving a community center,  contact the Blakeley Village front desk to check for availability.

UW facilities may not be used for commercial purposes (i.e., garage sales, events involving transactions or money exchange).

Equipment checkout

You may check out assorted equipment from the Blakeley Village front desk. The following items are generally available for checkout:

  • Brooms
  • Dustpans
  • Gardening equipment
  • Handcarts
  • Vacuum cleaners


The UW contracts with Haggard Childcare Services to provide daycare at the Laurel Village Community Center. For more info, please refer to the Child care at UW page.

Know your community standards

Community Standards, which can be found in your Housing Agreement, are in place to create and maintain an environment conducive to your success. It is the responsibility of each member of our community to:

If an issue arises

Our Conduct Process was established to provide students with a fair and just system in response to an alleged violation of Community Standards. Information about the Conduct Process can be found on our website.